Air Astana Resumes International Services

Air Astana

Air Astana will resume international services from Almaty and Nur-Sultan to destinations in Georgia, South Korea and Turkey between 20th June and 1st July 2020.

  • 20th June – Almaty-Antalya-Almaty
  • 20th June – Nur-Sultan-Istanbul-Nur-Sultan
  • 21st June- Almaty-Istanbul-Almaty
  • 21st June – Nur-Sultan-Antalya-Nur-Sultan
  • 23rd June – Atyrau-Istanbul-Atyrau
  • 1st July – Almaty-Tbilisi-Almaty and Almaty-Seoul-Almaty*

*Air Astana continues repatriation flights between Almaty and Seoul on Monday’s throughout June.

In addition, the airline will launch a completely new service from Almaty to Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia on 3rd July.

International flights will be mainly operated by Airbus A320/A321 and Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.

Air Astana resumed flights between Almaty and the capital Nur-Sultan on 1st May and expanded the domestic network to include regional centers across Kazakhstan in mid-May.

Passenger Information

Passengers arriving from Georgia and South Korea will undergo thermal checks and need to complete a health questionnaire upon arrival in Kazakhstan. Passengers arriving from Turkey will undergo thermal checks, need to complete health questionnaire and a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival, if not presented immediately.

Members of state delegations from Kazakhstan, members of official delegations of foreign states and international organizations arriving in Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; members of diplomatic missions, consular offices and missions of international organizations accredited to Kazakhstan, members of their families and airline crews are all excluded from such requirements.

Passengers travelling abroad are recommended to independently check health requirements in their destination country.

About Air Astana

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates domestic and international flights from hubs in Astana and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15th May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320 Family aircraft including A320neo and A321neo and Embraer E190 / E190-E2 aircraft.

Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In addition for 2019, Air Astana was named as a Winner in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards and also received a 5-Star in the “Major Regional Airlines” category from APEX.

Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.